Cheshire Heraldry Web Journal (Blog)

A journal of the activities of an Amateur Armorist.

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Entries from January 2016

Bookplate Society Complains

January 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on Bookplate Society Complains

Bookplate Society Complains; I copy below a Press release penned by the Chairman of The Bookplate Society as a complaint against The National Library of Scotland. In my humble opinion, use the headline Scottish Avarice was perhaps a little misguided when the complaint is not directed against the Scots in general but the National Library […]

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Tags: Bookplates

Grants of Arms by ‘Private’ Individuals in England and Wales

January 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Grants of Arms by ‘Private’ Individuals in England and Wales

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at Macclesfield when The Cheshire Heraldry Society will be the hosting the talk Grants of Arms by ‘Private’ Individuals in  England and Wales c.1300-1450 to be given by Adrian Ailes F.S.A., F.H.S. This talk was the Heraldry Society’s John Brooke-Little Lecture in February 2015.

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One step closer to equality with Wales and Scotland?

January 14th, 2016 · Comments Off on One step closer to equality with Wales and Scotland?

Yesterday the UK Parliament discussed the possibility of England and Northern Ireland having their own anthems for use at sports events and, after a debate, the proposition received support and it will move on to a second reading in March. It was a reasonable debate and the result is most welcome however the contribution made […]

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Why do we avoid flying the English flag?

January 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on Why do we avoid flying the English flag?

I have just received this year’s list of dates which may be useful to those in Civic Office from the National Association of Civic Officers and, although I found it a useful document, I was once again disappointed to find that the advice completely ignores the existence of the “English Flag”. Why, I wonder, do […]

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A wine ewer with Cheshire associations

January 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on A wine ewer with Cheshire associations

I have been sent a copy of the Fall (Autumn) 2015 edition of the Blazon, the newsletter of the BC/Yukon Branch of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada which has something of interest to followers of Cheshire Heraldry. I have uploaded a copy for all to see.

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Canon Alfred Derrick WALKDEN

January 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on Canon Alfred Derrick WALKDEN

Congratulations are in order for Canon Alfred Derrick WALKDEN, organiser of the Salford Heraldry Day, who has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community in Preston, Lancashire. https://m.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2455912

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